Historic, archived document Do not assume content reflects current scientific knowledge, policies, or practices ESTABLISHED 1869 iO'v.9 ©€€W 1901 MANN'S * t 1 Illustrated (Catalogue NEW STONE TOMATO 1 SEEDS Farm and Garden Supplies, Agricultural Implements and Fertilizers, No. 307 7th STREET, N. W. Opposite Centre Harket. WASHINGTON, D. C. TELEPHONE 1121. »'* •' \ THE 0WEN5B0R0 FARM WAGON. To oiir TTriei]ds ai)d J^atrops. We desire to thank all our kind friends and customers for their liberal patronage and generous support, by means of which we have been enable to build up our business to its present proportion. We will not in this catalogue pretend to give a full list of all the goods we keep in stock. It has always been our aim to handle " the best goods rather than the cheapest'' and in this list we think we can show a line of specialties unsurpassed by any house in the country. We know that in these days of sharp competition, there is a strong desire on the part of the farmer to economize and buy at the lowest possible prices. This is well and should be done, but the " lowest priced goods are by no means the dieapest," in fact as a rule they turn out to cost the most. Therefore, do not be deluded into buying that class of goods, but buy good goods at fair prices : these we claim to have. In your persual through the following pages you note that we have made prices to compete with the times. To those who have not as yet favored ns with their orders. We want your trade, we will treat you right ;" no order too small or too much trouble, send us a trial order, and we will use our utmost care to please you. To onr old friends. We shall esteem it a great favor if all our old friends will continue to lend a hand by speaking a word for us now and than to their friends. We heartily thank you for past favors and hope for a con- tinuance of your orders, awaiting which, We remain, Yours to serve, P. MANN & CO. 207 7th Street, N. W. Opposite Centre Market. WASHINGTON, D. C. While many of the prices in this Catalogue are net, the most of them are merely List Prices and are subject to a discount. P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C. MM IP POLE BEANS. Add 15c. per quart extra if to be sent by mail. 1 quart to 150 hills, 10 to 12 quarts to the acre. Culture. — Choose light soil, and make small hills 3 ft. apart, having previously spaded deeply and fertilized. Plant long poles two feet deep in the centre of the hills. Allot six beans to each hill, covering them barely beneath the surface, their eyes downward. Do not allow more than three to climb a pole, but remove extra plants to hills where less than three have sprouted. The Lima Rean is very delicate, and often fails to sprout from slight cause ; they should not be planted until the ground is warm, or started in hot-beds and transplanted. j Extra Size targe Lima. — Large white bean, very tender ; used without shell ; equally good in winter, if soaked 6 to 10 hours before cooking. Pint 15c. Quart i 25c. Peck $1.75. Bush. $6 50. ... King of Garden. — Large bean and pod ; very /heavy cropper. Pt. 15c. Qt 25c. Pk.l1.75. Bu. $6.50. \\, Speckeled Horticultural, or Cberry.— Very ""productive; equally good in the green state or when shelled. Pint 15c. Quart 25c. Peck $1.50. Bush. $5. 50. DWARF BEAN CULTURE. Dwarf Beans may not be safely planted until the middle } of April owing to the late frost, but may be planted ^ thereafter, as desired, until the middle of August. " Select high rich soil, make drills two feet apart, drop '* beans along the rows and cover with earth. Hoe often 5 and keep earth to the stems. 'i I DWARF OR SNAP BEANS. . Add 15c. per quart extra if to be sent by mail. a 1 quart to 100 feet of drill ; 2 bushels to the acre. 5 GREEN POD BUSH BEANS. J S'Earliest Red Valentine.— Is the favorite sort ? for giowers who supply the early markets, because its growth is so rapid, and because it stands shipment per- fectly. Canners u.se them for their packing because they are stringless and always tender, besides having beautiful round pods. It is a heavy cropper, and ready to pick in about 40 days. Pt. 15c. Qt 25c. Pk. $1.25. "Bu. $4.50. Refugee Extra Early Round Green Pod. j Has a beautiful round pod of a delicate green color which makes a perfect bean for canners and for shipping pur- poses It is tender, stringless and always bears an abundant crop. Pint 15c. Qt. 25c. Peck $1.25. Bu. $4.50. - Dwarf Horticultural, or Dwarf Cherry. *"A splendid bean for use on the table as a snap bean or for winter use. It is large, meaty and meets the require- ments of the market, the table and shipper. Pints 15c. Quart 25c. Peck $1.50. Bu. $5.50. Special prices on any one kind of seed in large quan- tiies. All receive due consideration. We give the same attention to small orders as we do to large ones. POLK BEANS. DWARF BEAN ASPARAGUS. BEETS. This is a bush form of the well-known large White Lima Bean. It is very fixed in its bush character, growing to a uniform height of about twenty inches, and forming a circular bush two to two and a half feet in diameter, yielding from fiity to two hundred p"ds similar to those grown on the I arge White Lima Pole Beans, and contain as manv beans of the same delici- ous quality. (See cut) Pint 15c. Quart 30c. Peck $1.75 Bushel $6.75. Golden Wax. — Rust proof. Very early, tender and prolific. Pods large, creamy yellow and stnngless. Pint 15c. QJ/25C Perk $1,50. Bu, $5.50. KWBaite IXTavy. — Pint ioc. Quart 20c. Pe/?k 75c. Bu. $3.00. ♦"six Weeks. — A most delicate and early bean. None better. Has green pods Pint 15c. Quart 25c. Peck $1.25. Bush. -i-^l»rolific Cierman Wax.— Black l^Eeded. We are so thoroughly satisfied I 'with this improved strain of Black Wax that we have discarded the old stock alto- gether, this being more vigorous and far more productive, with a longer, whiter, m< re fleshy pod. Vines medium-sized, very vigorous and hardy. Flowers red- pish white or purple. Pods medium length borne well up among the foliage, curved, cylindrical, fleshy, and of a clear, waxy- white color, with long, slightly curved point, remain a long time in condition for use as bnaps. Beans small, oblong, jet black. No one can afford to plant the old Black Wax or Butter Bean, as this is much better in every respect. Pint 15c. Quart 25c. Peck $1.50, Bushel #5. 50. ASPARAGUS. Culture. — Seed of Asparagus should be sown as early in the spring as the soil can be worked into good condition, as the seed germinates best in cool, moist wheather. Sow thinly in drilU and when well started thin out to three inches apart. In the fall or following spring transplant to permanent rows or beds, setting the plants one and one- half feet apart each way Soaking the seed for twenty-four hours in tepid or warm water before sowing will greatly assist germination. A "packet" contains about three hundred seeds, and an ounce fifteen hundred. Use two ounces of seed to 100 feet of row in seed bed ; two pounds will produce enough roots to set one acre of land, one and a half feet in row, rows four feet a part, or about eight thousand plants. One hundred plants will make a bed for an ordinary family. Conover's Colossal. — The standard variety. Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc. X lb- 2 ° c - Lb. 50c. 1 year old roots 50c. per 100. ; $4.00 per 1000 ; 2 year old roots 50c. per 100 ; $4.50 per 1000 — sent by express at expense af purchaser. Palmetto. — This asparagus is now quite extensively grown for New York and Philadelphia markets, where it sells at high prices, owning to its fine size and regularity. Although of S'outhern origin, it is equally well adapted to the North. Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc. % lb. 25c. Lb. 75c. Roots 75c. per 100. BEETS. ECLIPSE BEET. Culture. — Seeds should be sown thinly in drills one-half to one inch in depth. Make the first sowing when the trees are starting out in leaf and continue with addi- tional plantings every three or four weeks until August 1st, so that a constant supply of fresh, tender roots may be had through- out the season. Owing to the spongy character of beet seed, the soil covering the seed should be packed firmly, either with the foot or roller, to insure proper germination. When the young plants are two or three inches in height they should P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C. be thinned to stand four to six inches apart in the rows. Those pulled out are excellent when cooked lik e spinach, or may be transplanted to-other rows for an additional supply . Seed may be sown also early in a hot-bed and transplanted to the garden when the season is warm enough While we exercise the greatest care in selection of our crops for seed, the color of the flesh in the early'sorts will vary considerably with different soils and seasons. A "packet" contains about five hundred, and an ounce package two thousand seeds. Use one ounce to ioo feet of drill ; four pounds per acre, in rows three feet apart, ■ Burpee's Improved Blood Turnip Beet, The tops are neat and of urn form growth ; leaf stems and veins dark red. The roo-s are rich dark red in color. Flesh deep red, fine grain very sweet and retaining its blood-red color when cooked. For a constant sup >ly successive sowing of seed should be mad^ throughout the spring and early summer. Lb. 6oc, postpaid. Pk>. 5c. Oz. ioc. lb. 20C. MANGEL. Golden Tankard Yellow-Fleshed Mangel This distinct variety is a most important addition to our list of roots for stock feeding, as it contains less water and more sugar than any other mangel. A special fea- ture is the rich deep yellow color of the flesh, nutritious rind milk-producing qualities. Oz. ioc. % lb. 15c. Lb. 30c. 5 lbs or more at 55c. per lb. Champion Yellow. For Or ange Globe llangel. — Productive, easily pulied, and an excellent keeper when stored in heaps for winter use. it is spheri- cal in shape and is of an orange-yellow color. The flesh of the root is white, firm, and suguary. Oz. ioc. X lb. 15c. Lb. 30c. Improved Mammoth Prize Long: Red. (also called Xorbtain and Giant Jumbo Man- gel). — The heaviest cropping and best long Mangel. This mammoth variety grows to an immense size, single roots weighing twenty to thirty pounds each, and always of very fine texture and good quality. Henry Hodgson, of Millers ville, Ohio, raised on one acre 55,750 lbs. of roots from seed purchased from us. Oz. ioc. % lb. 15c. Lb. 30c. 5 lbs. or more at 25c. per pound. Red Globe Mangel. — This variety is valuable for earlint-ss and smooth, symmetrical, globe shaped roots. The roots are about eigtit inches in diameter. Oz. 10c. )i lb. 15c. Lb 30c. Please remenber to Deduct 10 cents per Pound from these price, if ordered by express. Early Blood-Red Turnip Beet. The old stand-by Dewings Improved Blood Turnip. A popular starin Extra Early Egyptain. Very quick-growning blood turnip. Crosby's Egyptain. Beets round and of better quality, Eclipse. Extremely early, round, blood-red beets Bas tain's Extra Early Red Turnip. Fine and early Bas tain's Half-long Blood, or Philadelphia Perfection Beet. Long, Smooth Blood-Red. An excellent late variety Per oz. % lb. $0 IO $0 15 10 15 IO 15 IO 20 IO 15 IO 15 IO 15 IO 15 All Harden Beets, in regular-sized packets, 5 cents per packet. Per lb. $0 60 60 60 60 60 50 50 50 BEETS. CABBAGE. CABBAGE. (Kopfkohl). Culture. — With a proper selection of varieties and a succession of planting this standard vegetable may be had in constant supply throughout th^ year in all pans of our country. In Middle and Northern States seed may be sown in hot-beds aiu' cold frames during February and March when the plants are well started, harden them off bv giving plenty of fresh air, am they will be ready to plant in garden o 1 field in April. By sowing seed of the earl) varieties in September and October ana wintering the plants in cold frames, stocky, hardened plants may be had which can be set out the last of March. For fall and winter supply we sow seed in beds out- doors in June, transplaming to the field during July and the early part of August. S-ed should be sown very thinly in shallow drills so that the young plants will grow strong and stocky —as slender, long-stem- med plants are of little value. Selected Early Jersey Wake- field. — This is the very best conical headed .sort on the market, it is extra early and always sure to form fine solid heads. The old reliable; unfortunatel) the great demand for this sort has brought uron the market large quantities of coarse and in- ferior stock, which has tended to diminish the popularity of the sort ; but when pure home-grown st^ck, such as we offer, is used, it cannot fail to give perfect satis- faction. Pkt. 5c- ioc. Oz. 25c. % lb. 75c. Lb. $2.50. Early Summer. — This is without exception the best large Early Flat Head Cabbage. It is about two days later than the Jersey Wakefield and being over dou- ble the size makes it more desirable. Gardeners will fin I it a very profitable variety. Our stock is of the very best. Pkt. 5C.-10C Oz. 20C. % lb. 50c. Lb. $1.75. EARLY JERSEY WAKEFIELD. All Seasons. — This is a splendid cabbage, suitable for fall and spring sow- ing, has large fiat handsome heads and matures rapidly. Pkt. 5C-10C Oz. 20c. % lb. 60c. Lb. $2.00. Succession. — This is a splendid cab- bage suitable for fall or spring sowing, has large fiat handsome heads and matures rapidly. Plant Succession for main crop. Pkt. 5C.-10C. Oz. 25c. ]i lb. 75c. Lb. $2.50. Premium Late Flat I>utch.— This variety is largely grown for late or main crops, being the favorite market variety. Heads very large, solid and broad, with fiat tops; of fine flavor and quality, very snort stems. Pkt. 5C.-10C. Oz. 15c % lb. 40c, Lb. $1.50. CABBAGES.— 15 Well-known Standard Varieties. Large Wakefield , or Charleston. Rather large and 10 days later Earliest Etampes. Small, pointed, extra early. Extra Early Express. '1 he earliest of all ; pointed Early Dwarf York. Very early ; Small, heart-shaped heads Large Early Y>rk. About 10 days later; larger in size -Early Dwarf Elat Dutch. A first-class second-early; round-flat Burpee's All- He ad Early. The best second early All Seasons. Good solid heads for autumn or winter Henderson' s Succession. A fine second- early ; ot good size Stone-Mason Mirblehead. A late drumhead ; weak constitution. Premium Flat Dutch. A well-knowd popular winter cabbage. . . Burpee's Superior Large Flat Dutch. An improved strain Large Late Drumhead. For autumn and winter cabbage Holland, or Danish Ball Head Autumn King, or World Beater Per oz. Vi lb. $0 35 $1 OO T 5 35 15 40 15 35 15 35 15 40 25 75 20 60 25 75 15 40 15 40 20 50 15 40 20 75 20 75 Pe> lb. $3 OO 1 25 1 25 1 25 1 25 1 40 2 5o 2 00 2 SO 1 50 1 50 1 75 1 50 2 2,5 2 55 y P. MANN & CO.. WASHINGTON, . C. CABBAG E .—Continued. Hardly any other variety can approach the Surehead in fine quality and uniform re- liability in forming solid heads, of good size and suberb quality. Burpee's Origin al Surehead Cabbage.— Produces large, round, flatten- ed heads of the Flat Dutch type, arid is remarkable fonts certainty to head. It is all head, and sure to head, even under unfavorable conditions. The heads are remarkably un- iform, very hard, firm and tine in texture, and ordinarily weight from 10 to 15 pounds each. It is very sweet flavor- ed, has but few loose leaves, keeps well, is £ood for ship- ping, and is just the variety and quality to suit market gardeners, farmers, and all lovers of good cabbage. Pkt. 5c -ioc. Oz. 20c. X 1D - 60 . Lb. 52.00. An illustration and directions for culture are printed on each package of the seed sold by us. CARROTS. (Mohre). 1 oz. to 150 ft. of drill. 2 1 -, lbs. to an acre. Culture. — Follow directions siven for Beets and Parsnips as ihere is no difference in the method of cultivating these, roots. For early crop sow in March, for late crop in Mav or lune. w Early Scarlet Horn.— Small but early Best for forcing. Pkt. 5c- ioc. % lb. 25c Lb. 70c. Daniers' Half- long Stump Rooted. A new variety of decided merit ; rich in color and of handsome shape. Pkt 5c- ioc. % lb. 25c. Lb. 70c. Ban vers' Half- long Pointed Boot. Early and very beautifully shaped ; very rich in color and best for main crop. It is worthv of a fair trial. Pkt. 5c. Lb. 70c. •ioc. lb. 25c. Improved Long Orange.— Deep orange color, long, smooth, most popular for general crop. Pkt. 5c. -ioc. % lb. 20c. Lb. 60c. CELERIAC OR TURNIP ROOT CELERY. \eff Large Smooth. — A new and quite disiinct sort, the roots being very smooth, large nnd round. The roots may be cooked and sl-ced, and eaten with vinegar. Pkt. 5c. -ioc. Oz. 15c. %. lb. 40c. Lb. 51.50. CORN SALAD. (Ackersalat). 3 oz. of seed to 100 ft. of row. Oz. ioc. % lb. 20c. Lb. 60c. «S^S^S^S^ ^ a^a'-a. a- a- a- a - a- a a a : v& 9-9*9-3' 9999 9999 ; fl\ Special Prices on a«;y- one \l/ ■ft kind of seed in large quanti ^ ties. ^€€&€€€€€€3€€ $€3iS.€£S.$.€^S£ CABBAGE. CARROTS. CELERIAC. CELERY. CAULIFLOWER. CELERY. (Sellerie). i oz. to icoo plants. 10 to 15 oz. to the acre. Culture — Celery seed may be sown during March or April in hot- beds, Prom middle of April or May seed may ht sown out-doors, for which purpose select a warm legation, and light rich soil. Thin until there is a clear space between the plants. When the plants are six in< hes high, draw them, trim tops, place them six inches apart in trenches. Shade until they begin to grow, and, if dry, water. Trenches should be three feet apart, four inches deep, and nine in« hes wide. Incorpor- ate plenty decayed manure at bottom of the irenchs to a further depth of one foot, which may be done with a spade. Most land, well enriched will give the best results. After September 1st, con- tinue to draw on both sides rich pul- verized soil to the stems, at intervals, as the growth of the plants indicates. This should not be done during rainy or hot weather. Keep soil from the heart of the plants. At the end of Oc- tober bury the whole in dirt, and dig up as desired for use. Imp. White Plume.— An early self- blanching variety, very popular for fall and early winter use. Pkt. ioc. Oz. 20c. X lb. 60c. Lb. $2.00. Giant Golden Heart.— Same as the Dwarf, only the stalks are larger Pkt. ioc. OZ.15C. Xlb. 40c Lb. $1.50. Dwarf Golden Heart. — Very sold, an excellent keeper and of fine nutty flavor, the heart, which is large and full is of a waxy, golden yellow, rendering it very showy for either market or private use. Pkt. ioc. Oz. 15c. X lb. 40c. Lb. $1.50 Giant Pascal.— The stalks are very large, thick, solid, crisp and of rich nutty flavor, free from any taste of bitterness. It blanches very easy and quickly, and re- tains its freshness a long time after being marketed. Pkt. ioc. Oz. 20c. % lb. 50c. Lb. $1.75. Gold self- Blanching. — A most valuable veriety which partakes somewhat of the character of the celebrat- ed " White Plume " inasmuch as it does not require such high "banking up" as the ordinary sorts to be fit for the table. It simply needs a slighi earthing up or handling. It is of a beautiful waxy golden color, very solid and of rich nutty flavor. Pkt. ioc. Oz. 30c. % lb. $1.00. Lb. $3 00. CAULIFLOWER Culture. — Cauliflower is grown in the same manner as cabbage, but requires cool, moist weather and well enriched soil to attain perfection. It is highly valu- ed for the mild delicate flavor of the white heads, Early Snowball. — Extensively advertised, this has deservedly attained great popularity, and is now extensively planted. Under favorable conditions nearly every plant will make a fine, solid head of good size. It is of dwarf habit, valuable both for early and late crops. Half-size packet 15c. Pkt. 25c. % oz. 75c. % oz. $1.50. Oz. $2.50. % lb. $8.50. P. MANX & CO., WASHINGTON. D. C. STOWELL S EVERGREEN SWEET CORN. CORN (Kara); ripens a little later than the Evergreen, with larger cobs, the kernels being flatter, not horse-tooth shape. Doz. 40c. Bt. ioc. Qt. 20c. Pk. 75c. Bush. 52.50. 3Tew Early Champion. — The best earh sweet co r n. Ear 5c. Doz. 40c. Ot. 2oe. Pk. 75c. Bush. 52.50. Adam** Extra Early.— The hard- iest and earliest variety for the table use, it can be planted earlier than any other, but is not a sweet corn ; white, indented grains and short ears. Ear 5c. Doz. 25c. Pt. ioc. Ot. 15c. Pk. 50c. Bush. $1.75. Adams" Early. — A splendid early variety ; largely grown for early market. Ear 5c. Doz. 25c. Stowell's Evergreen.— See illus- tration engraved from a photograph of an ear of our improved strain. The seed which we offer is free from glaze and flint, and has been grown completely isolated from all oiher varieties. Its qualiues will not be found in the Stowell's Evergreen Sweet Corn as usualb sold, which has de- teriorated generally both in quality and productiveness. For canning purposes the Improved Stowell's Evergreen Sweet Corn will prove most satisfactory; its large ears, with long, slender grains, make the most saleable canned corn. Doz. 40c. Pt. roc. Ot. 20c. Pk. 75c. Bush. 52 50. Mammoth Eate. — This produces the largest ear of am , a single ear some- times weighing two to three pounds. It Country Gentleman. — A new corn of merit and desirable for family use. Toe grains are irregular, compact and sweet. Doz. 40c. Pt. ioc. Ot. 20c. Pk. 75c. Bush. 52.50. Stabler's Extra Early.— A new variety, of larger size than usual for the early kinds. It is remarkable for sweet- ness and earliness. A desirable canning variety. Doz. 40c. Pt. ioc. Ot. 20c. Pk. 75c. Bush. 52.50. FIELD CORN. (Feld Korn). Golden Beauty.— A large, broad grained yellow corn, with ears of perfect shape and very small cob. The richness of color and quality of the grain makes it a very superior variety. Ear well filled and very productive. Ot. ioc. Pk. 50c. Bush. 51.25. Hiekory King. — A large, broad grained white corn, and undoubtedly the sma lest cob of any white corn ever intro- duced. Ot. ioc. Pk. 50c. Bush. $1.25. X n NEW YORK IMPROVED EGG PLANT. EGG PLANT. (Eierfruchi). Culture. —Sow in hot-beds, or in box or pots for indoor cultivation, early in spring. The plants being very tender must be sheltered fiom frost, but exposed so far as practicable to the sun and air. Early plants will be ready to transplant in May. Select light, rich soil, set plants distant five feet each way and keep well cultiva- ted. Where the plants are set, the soil should be highly enriched by incorporat- ing chicken manure some weeks previous. 3T. Y. Improved Earge Purple. Oval shape, thornless, dark purple color and rich flavor. Our stock of Egg Plant will be found very suporior wherever used. Pkt. ioc. Oz. 25c. % lb. 75c. Lb. S2.75. CORN. EGG PLANT. ENDIVE. KALE. KOHL RABI. CUCUMBERS. 9 ENDIVE. (Endivien), i oz. to 200 ft. of dril. 3 lbs. to an acre. Culture.— June or July select a bed of good soil, drill fifteen inches apart, sow seed and cover lightly. The plants should not stand closer than twelve inches. Keep the earth to the stems, destroy weeds and hoe liberally. To blanch the plants and destroy bitter- ness, when the leaves atiain sufficient length, tie them closely at the top, while perfectly dry. for the purpose of excluding light and moisture, or cover with flower pots. After fourteen days they will be ready for use. Extra Green Curled.— It is the best. t'kt. 5c. Oz. 15c. X lb. 40c. Lb. |J 25. KALE. (Blatter Kohl). 1% to 2 lbs. to an acre. Culture.— Sow in drills or broadcast, in the fall or spring It will mature with- out further attention unless weeds get the start, when the Litter must be r'euioved and the earth loosened. Curled German. — Curly, dwarf; hardy and a rapid grower". Pkt. 5c. % lb. 20c. Lb. 75. LEEK. Broad London, or American Flag. — Best grown seed. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 15c. Lb, $1.20. Large American- /i lb. 35c. BORE COLE. This is sown in May and transplanted like cabbage, nicely curled and hearty. Frost improves it. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 10c. Lb. 60 c. KOHL RABI. (Kohl Rabi). 1 oz. to 200 ft. of drill. i l / 2 lb. to an acre. Culture. — Sow in April in rows eight- een inches apart, thinning out to eight inches between plants. Early White Vienna— This forms a blub above ground, and its flavor ming- les the peculiarties of the cabbage and turnip. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 20c. X lb- 50c. Lb. $1.75. CUCUMBER. (Gurke). 1 oz to 50 hills. 2 lbs. to an acre. 1 to Culture. — For the growth of cucumbers hills are raised, standing five feet apart. _ Quite rich, sandy soil is best. If necessary enrich the hills with a mixture of sandy soil and strong rott e n manure. For early use. plant in May ; for pickling, plant in June or July. Eight or ten seeds should be al- lowed to each hill as the young plants are often destroyed by bugs. Soon as the plants at- tain vigor, thin them, leaving the three most promising if practicable water during the drought, keep soil loose and free of weeds. Jersey Pickling.— The best gen- eral crop "pickle. Pronounced by growers to be a perfect pickle in every respect, be- ing very productive; a deep green color. It has no rival. Pkt.sc. % lb. 15c. Lb. 50c. Evergreen White Spine.— This valuable variety differs from the ordinary White Spine in holding its deep green color much longer. It is also earlier and more productive. The flavor is delicious, the flesh being unusually tender and crisp. Pkt- 5c. -ioc. X lb. 15c. Lb. 50c. Peerles or Improved White Spine. — Early and productive. Medium to large size. Pkt. 5c. % lb. 15c. Lb. 50c. !Long Green. — Large, green and desirable for slicing. (See cut). Pkt. 5c. X lb. 15c. Lb. 50c. Gerkin or Burr.— Used only for pickling. Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc. IO P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C. LETTUCE. (Lattich). i oz. to 3000 plants. 3 lbs. to an acre. Culture. — Sow in hot-bed or the open ground during April and May for sumnirr supply. Plants may be grown on a tem- porary bed and trans- planted; or the seed may be sown where the lettuce is to ma- ture. For a perman- ent bed, select rich light soil, spade deeply, incorporate manure and lay off in drills two feet apart. Destroy weeds and hoe often. Seed may be sown in August and September, and plants treated as di- rected for cabbage plants, in which case a covering of straw will prove very ben- eficial. SALAMANDER LETTUCE. Salamander.- B.S.— Compact, ten- der heads, resisting summer heat. Oz. j 15c. % lb. 35c. Lb. $1.25. Xew Iceberg — Quick growing heads, j haid and handsome. Tender and true. There is no handsomer or more solid j Cabbage Lettuce in cultivation — in fact, it j is strikingly beautifil. The large, curly j leaves which cover the outside of the head are of a bright, light green. The unusually solidity of the heads is insured by the large, white main ribs of the leaves, each of ; which curving strongly into the centre, acts like a truss, making it impossible for j the leaves to open outward and expose the ; centre, which consequently, is thoroughly j blanched. It matters not whether in the | early spring or the hottest days of summer. : the leaves are always crisp and tender. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 15c. % lb. 35c. Lb. $1.25. j Postpaid. Philadelphia Butter. — A very early lettuce, excellent for forcing. Pro- duces large heads of excellent quality ; one of the best for market gardeners. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 15c. X lb. 35c. Lb. $1.25. While Loaf. — Large solid heads, for frames or outdoor ; best of all for market gardeners. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 15c. % lb. 30c. Lb. $1.00. Premium Cabbage Head. — Pkt. 5c. Oz. 15c. }4 lb. 30c. Lb. $1.00. Improved Wan son. — One of the finest. Beautiful fringed head. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 15c. % lb. 35c. M>. $125. Defiance Summer. — This is the most remarkable 'etture for resisting the summer's heat. It makes a firstclass head and retains its marketable rondifon long after other sorts become worthless. Pkt. 5c Oz. 15c. % lb. 35c- Lb. $1.25. Big Boston. — Identical in color, sha ^ and ■ eneral appea'anre as the Bos- ton Market Lettuce, but double the size. It is about one week later in maturing, but its solidity and greater size of head will make it a most valuable sort, desirable either for cold frames or. open ground planting. It heads up well all seasons of the year, and is of crisp, te> der quality. Pkt. 5C. Oz. 15c. % lb. 35c. \Jo. $1.25 Boston Market or Tennis Ball. — This va'iety is used specially for green house and hot-bed culture, be( ause it can be planted verv close. It grows very compact, fair size, heads slightly tinged with red on edge of leaves. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 15c. % lb<»30C Lb. $1.00. ti olden Queen, (Early Egg).— W S. — Popular for forcing. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 15c lb. 35c. Lb. $r.2 5 . Early Prize Head.— Large, loose heads, tinged with brown, fine flavor. Pkt. 5c. Oz 15c. X lb. 30c. Lb. #1.00. LETTUCE. CANTALOUP: S. CANTALOUPE. (Zucker Melone) i i ACME OR BALTIMORE CANTALOTPE. A firstclass melon p when which will command th . has size, form, beauty and rich in flavor. Why grow a poor crop when a small outlay for good seed will assure a splendid crop of choistest fruit, which will command the highest prices and ready sales ? Our seed this year is from the best crop we ever grew, and with our seed your crop may be equally as good. The best of all for market purposes. Our seed is from the finest stock known, and has always given satisfaction. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 10c. % lb- 20c. Lb. 50c. Musk Melon, or Cantaloupes. Burpee's Netted Gem, 1 or Rocky Ford. (See I next pay:e) \Reedland Giant' A long I showy ; green flesh. . ^■New Superb A hand- ! some late melon; sweet green flesh Green-flesh Osage. Pea- green flesh, of delici- ous flavor Delmonico. Oval shape heavily netted; orange-pink flesh. Superior. Round, den sely netted ; s w e et light green flesh Prolific Nutmeg. iimiiiumjM_ ' Round.heavily netted; extra early hackensack. thick green flesh Hackensack, or Turk's Cap. Large, round ; flattened, green flesh Extra Early Hackensack v%.x\ days earlier than the preceeding. . Perfection, or Princess Nutmeg shape, netted; sweet salmon flesh The Banquet. Densely netted, gobular ; dark, rich salmon flesh. . Perfected Delmonico. More uniform in shape ; better flavor Acme, or Baltimore. Oblong, pointed ; light green flesh Boston Mango. Useless as fruir, but the very best for "Mangoes." In regular-size packets, each of the above, 5 cents per packet. r oz. Va lb. b 10 $0 2C 10 20 10 20 10 20 10 20 10 20 10 20 10 20 10 20 10 25 10 20 10 20 10 20 10 30 $0 65 65 65 65 60 60 60 60 65 75 60 60 50 85 4? 12 P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C. WATERMELON. (Wassermelone). Culture. — Prepare hills in the same manner as for musk melons, but to accommo- date the larger growth of vine the hills should be eight to nine feet apart each way. Plant the seed as soon as the temperature remains above sixty degrees all night, and when vines are well started thin out to one or two plants in a hill. When vines are three feet in length pinch off the tips to cause them to throw out laterals. Aclording to size of seeds, a " packet " contains from 60 to 140, an ounce from 240 to 600. Use four ounces of seed to 100 hills ; three pounds per acre. Burpee's Cuban Queen. — This magnificent melon from the West Indies was first brought prominently before the public by us in 1881. The skin is beautifully striped, dark and light green. The flesh is bright red, remarkable firm, lucious, and the rind is quite thin for so large a melon. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 10c. % lb. 20c. Lb. 60c. If ordered by express, deduct 10 cents per pound. —**Phinney' 's Ecrrly. A firstclass, extra early ; of medium size • Vice's Early. Extra early ; oblong ; skin varies in color Dark Icing, or Ice Rind. Of round form ; sugary flavor Sweet Heart. Oval form ; mottled light green skin ; red flesh. . . Duke Jones. A famous new Southern melon, introduced in 1895.. Florida Favorite. An oblong melon of fine flavor Girardeau' ' s.. New Favorite. An improved Florida favorite Pride of Georgia. Round in shape ; skin striped Seminole. Sirmlar to Jordan's Gray Monarch ■ Ice Cream, or Peerless. True white seeded ; oblong, luscious... Red-Seeded Vaucluse Of elongated egg shape; superb quality.. Kolb's Gem. The great market melon ; carries well, but poor flavor.. The Boss. A fine, oblong melon ; of small size ; good flavor. . . . Kentucky Wonder. A popular market melon in the West Striped Gypsy, or Georgia Rattlesnake. A large, oblong melon The Jones. A great favorite in the South ; rich flavor Ruby-Gold. Flesh yellow, marked with red ; not recommended. Colorado Preserving. — The best for citron preserves Each of the above Watermelons, 5 cents per packet. Per oz. # lb. Per lb.- $0 IO $0 20 $0 55 IO 20 55 IO 20 55 IO 20 60 IO 20 60 IO 20 60 IO 20 60 IO 20 60 IO 20 60 IO 20 50 TO 20 60 IO 20 50 IO 20 50 IO 20 60 IO 20 50 IO 20 60 IO 20 60 IO 20 60 ONIONS. (Zwiebel). Culture. — To raise Onion Sets, during March or April select good soil and mark ; shallow drilfs one foot apart, along which sow seeds thickly. Keep the beds free j from weeds. In July, the bulbs will be the size of marbles, when they are taken up and spread thinly over a floor, securely protected from dampness, and exposed to the air. To raise large Onions, select a bed of rich soil, work it deeply and add decayed manure plentifully, level the bed and mark drills one inch deep and one foot apart. Place the roots of the sets about six inches apart in these drills. Keep the soil loose and free of weeds. Another process is sometimes adopted to raise Onions from the seed during one year. In the spring, prepare the bed as indicated and sow thinly along the drills. Be sure to have the soil very rich. Keep it free of weeds, hoe often and thin out if they crowed each other. White Silver Skin.— The leading sort of white onion. Skin is of a beautiful, clear white color ; flavor mild, and a most excellent keeper. (See cut). Pkt. 5c. Oz. 25c. % lb. 60c. Lb. $2.00. White Portugal. — Pure white skin. Oz. 25c. % lb. 60c. Lb. $2.00. WATEKMKLONS. ONIONS. PEPPER. J 3 ONIONS.— Continued. Prizetaker.— This is the large beau- tiful onion that is seen every fall offered for sale at the fruit stores in Baltimore and other large cities They are a rich straw- color and of enormous size. Although of such large size it is very hardy and an ex- cellent keeper. The flavor is mild and delicate, making the Prizetaker a favorite variety for salad. Oz. 15c. l 4 lb 40c. Lb. i'1.50. Yellow Glot>e Banvers.— Yellow skn. mild fine flavor, and very hardy. Oz. 15c. % lb. 3 cc. Lb. $1.00. Sirawsburg or Yellow Dutch. The most popular variety for sets. Sets grow round and plump with bright yellow skin, flesh pure white, mild flavor, and an excellent keeper. Oz. 15c. % lb. L». $1.25. 40c. Onion Sets. Lowest Pricts. White or yellow at ,g^BL PARSNIPS. (Pastinate). i oz. will sow 100 ft. o' d ill, 5 lbs. to an acre. Culture. — Deep mel- 1 >w soil is necessary for the full developement of the Hollow Crown Pars- n ; p, because the truest type of Hollow Crown will show a high Crown when grown in stiff soil. Sow as earl} in the spring as the weather will permit, in drills 15 in- ches apart, covering the seed % of an inch deep ; when well-up, thin out to 5 or 6 inches apart in the rows. Parsnips are im- proved by frost, and it is a usual custom to take up in ihe fall a certain quantity for winter use, leaving the 1 est in the ground until spring, to be dug as re- quired. Aside from the value of the parsnip as a table vegetable, it is also one of the best roots for cultivation for farm pur- poses, furnishing a very nourishing food, particu- larly adapted to and re- lished by dairy stock. Hollow CYown Sugar.— This is the finest stock in culivation. Deep hollow ciown, delicate flavor, tender and smooth. (See cut), rkt. 5c. % lb. 20c. Lb. 50c. PEPPER, 4 oz. to an acre. (Pfeffer). Culture. — In March or April sow in a hot-bed or in a box for in-door attention, exposing the plants to the light, or air, as much as practicable. In six weeks they will be ready for transplanting. Select good soil and set the plants twelve inches apart in rows which :?hould be two feet apart. Cultivate with hoe, and draw soil to the stems. Seed may be sown out- doors in May. !~~I?«by "King/— Beautiful red color, mild and pleasant in flavor, very produc- tive, can be used as a salad, and the best sort for Mangoes. -^Pkt. 5c. Oz. 25c. % lb. 75c. Lb. $2.50."' ..,. _ Bull Sfose or Bell.— Large ribbed acrid; best for pickling. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 25c. X lb. 75c. Lb. $2.25. Cayenne. — Red pods, small and acrid. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 25c. H P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C. PARSLEY. (Peteisille), Culture. — Seed should be sown thinlv in drills as early in the spring as the soil can be dug in fine loose condition, as it ger- minates best during cool moist weather. When well started thin out or transplant to stand six inches apart in the row. The dwarf, moss-curled varieties make beauti- ful edgings for the garden beds when planted along the walks, and furnishes or- namental foliage for garnishing as well as seasoning for table use. Roots may be taken up and planted in boxes or flower pots in the fall for winter use and placed in a sunny window in the kitchen. As plants run to seed early in the spring the second year, fresh plantings should be made each season. A "packet" contains about 3000, and an ounce 15,000 seeds. Use one-half ounce to 100 feet of drill. Plain or Single. — Plain leaves, excellent flavor. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 10c. % lb. 20C. Lb. 50c. Fine Double Curled. — Fine, dwarf, crimped leaves. Fkt 5c. Oz. uc. % lb. 20c. Lb. 50c. Extra-Curled Dwarf or Emer- ald. — This is a most beautiful ami valua- ble variety. The moss-like leaves, of a handsome bright green color, are fine'y crimped and curled. For garnishing, no variety is more attractive. Pki. 5c. Oz. ioc. % lb. 25c. Lb. 75c. Postpaid. Extra Dark Moss Curled.— This is very ornamental in \ rowth, more so than many plants grow n fo» decorative purposes. The leaves are of a peculiar, extra dark-green color. Ii is ven pr< rluc- tive, and from the densely curled cha ac- ter of its leaves a quantity of green sea- soning or garnishing can be gathered in less time than with the more oj en-leaved varieties. Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc. % lb. 25c. Lb. 75c PUMPKIN. (Rurbis). 10 1 s. to an acre. Culture — Plant in May in hills eight feet apart. Allot ten seeds to each hill, as bugs often destroy the young plants, but never allow more than two or three healthy plants to remain in each hill. Connecticut E«rge Field. — Very prolific ; one of the best for stock. Qt. rsc. Pk 75c. Bush. $2.00. Sweet Potato.— One of the best pie and cooking pumpkins, of good size, slightly ribbed, skin of creamy white, dry and finegrained. Keeping well until late in the spring. % lb. 25c. Lb. 60c Cushaw or Crookneclc. — Pro- ductive ; color light cream, sometimes lighth striped. Pkt. 5c. % lb. 25c. Lb. 70c. Postpaid. Houlton. -Grown seed stock. All the leading varieties at lowest market prices. PARSLEY. PUMPKIN. POTATOES. PEAS. i5 PEAS ESPECIALLY FOR SEED PURPOSES. Grown in Canada, with special care. Please do not compare them with Western grown stock that can be bought at a lower price. mml^mSm FIRST AND BEST PEAS. PEAS. (Erbsen). Add 15c. per quart extra if to be sent by mail. 1 qt. for 100 ft. of dril, 2 bushels to the acre. Culture. — For early crop sow in Feb- ruary or March, as soon as the ground can be worked, and in succession as desired. Rich soil is the best. Make double rows, eight inches apart, then allow a clear space three feet or more between these and the next rows. Drop peas along these rows five inches apart, and between the rows plant brush to which the vines will cling. According to the growing tendencies of the different varieties, the brush or any other artificial support may be long or short. , For market crop sow in single rows three inches deep, and two or three feet apart, according to variety. First and Best.— It is very profita- ble for the gardener and shipper because it is very early, ripens uniformly, so that all the pods may be picked within seven weeks from the time of planting, and that at one picking. No brush or other support is required, as they seldom, under any cir- cumstances grow to exceed 20 inches in height. Pt. ioc. Quart 20c. Peck 90c. Bush. $3.50. True Alaska. — The earliest blue pea. The dark green color of the pods makes it extremely desirable as it can be carried long distances without losing color, which quality, combined with its eailiness and uniformity of ripening, makes it a most desirable pea for market garden- ers. Height two feet. Pt. ioc. Qt. 20c. Fk. $1.00. Bush. I4.00. EXTRA EARLY WRINKLED PEAS. Pott's Exeelsior.— The very best short vine. Wrinkled extra early pea. Vines are more \igorous and taller than the American Wonder, and the pods are one-third larger, containing often 6 to 8 large peas, closely compacted together, and for sweetness and quality it has no superior. Pt. ioc. Qt. 20c. Peck $1.25. Bush. $5 00. American Wonder.— This variety stands unrivaled in point of productiveness flavor and quality, and is without except- ion the earliest wrinkled pea in cultivation. It is of dwarf and robust habit, growing from ten to fifteen inches high, and pro- duces a profusion of good sized and well filled pods of the finest flavor. Dry peas, medium size, wrinkled and flattened, pale green. Requires liberal fertilizing. Pt. ioc. Qt. 20c. Pk. $1.25. Bush. $5.00. i6 P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C. PEAS , — Continued. PREMIUM GEM PEAS. Herioiie. — Has many very desirable qualtities which rank it the equal of our best Wrinkled Pea. A second early sort, grows two and one-half feet high, has strong and vigorous vines, laden with an abundance of large, handsome pods, fis led witn peas of most luscious quality. Pt. 10c. Qt. 20c. Pk. $1.25. Bush. $4.00. WRINKLED VARIETIES. Premium Gem. — This variety is nearly as early as the American Wonder, and the vine is decidedly larger, growing to a height of from 12 to 15 inihes, and bearing an immense crop of pods, which are larger and invariable well filled with peas of best quality. The dry peas are green, large wrinkled, often flatteded. Pt. 10c. Ot. 20c. Pk. $1.25. Bush. $4 50. Telephone. — A luscious wrinkled pea-pods, large size, and peas large, excellent quality, an enormous corpper, grows 4 feet high. Pt. 10c. Qt. 20c. Pk. $1.25. Bush. $4.50. Yorkshire Hero. — A splendid and popular wrinkled green marrow pea, very prolific, excecd- ng luscious and an abundant bearer ; grows about ii-/^ o ,-1 A 1 \t n 1 f fool- 1-iinrVi Pt. IOC. Ot. '"""""' two and a half feet high $1.00. Bush. $4.00. 20C. Pk. TELEPHONE. Champion of England. —Wrinkled— A green wrinkled variety, famous for its delicious flavor. Consider it one of the finest varieties for family use, and will follow any of the second early varieties in ripening. Pt. ioc. Ot. 20c. Pk. $1.00. Bush. $3.50. GENERAL CROP. Dwarf White Marrowfat.— Height three and a half to four feet, large, standard variety. Pt. ioc. Qt. 15c. Pk. 60c. Bush. $2.00. Black Eye Marrowfat.— Pt. ioc. Ot. 15c. Pk. 60c. Bush. $2.00. Peas PEAS, RADISHES. i7 Long Scarlet.— Short top, long deep scarlet roots, fine flavor. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 10c. % lb. 20c. Lb. 50c. Kew Charlier. — The color at top is crimson, running into pink at middle, and thence downward to pure waxy white. It will attain a very large size before it becomes unfit for use. Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc. % lb. 20c. Lb. 60c. Early Scarlet Olive Shaped. Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc. % lb. 20c. Lb. 50c. Long Brightest Scarlet.— This is am improvement of the old time long scarlet, being somewhat thicker and not quiet so long ; color bright scarlet, white tip, is very early, mild flavored, fine for forcing or out-door planting. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 10c. X lb - 2 ° c - Lb. 60c. Long White Vienna or Lady Finger.— This in shape re- sembles the long scarlet; color snow white, it is of very rapid growth ; and remarkable crisp, brittle and tender. Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc. # lb. 20c. Lb. 50c. RADISH. (Rettig). 1 oz. will sow 100 ft. of drill, 9 lbs. will sow an acre. Culture. — Select light sandy soil : spade deeply and manure well. For eaily crop, sow in hot-beds in February or March. For main crop, sow at intervals from early spring until last of September in deep, rich soil. Broadcast sowing is allowable, but drilling is more professional however, radishes do well by either me- thod. Thin when they crowd, or the crop will be imperfect. They may be drawn after a few weeks growth. EARLY VARIETIES. Philadelphia White Hox.— Has a very small top. color white, tur- nip shape, equally valuable for growing under glass <>r in opening ground. Pk. 5c. Oz. ioc. % 11). 25c. Lb. 75c. Scarlet t»lohe. — Very early for forcing; globe form and beautiful. Try i.t in your hot-beds. Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc. % lb. ?5<\ Lb. 75c. Scarlet Turnip, White Tip. A very early and handsome variety. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 10c. X lb. 20c. Lb.soc. Early Scarlet Turnip.— Tur- nip .shape, scarlet skin, fine flavor. Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc. % lb, 20c. Lb. 50c. Early White Turnip. — Ex- cepting color, like the red. Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc. % lb. 2oc. Lb. 50c. SUMMER VA»- I fcTIES. Large White S u 111 in e r.— The very best white radish for spring and summer use. beautiful in size and shape: somewhat earlier than the Strasburg. Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc. % lb. 20c. Lb. 50c. White Strasburg.- Large white radish, which stands summer heat; hand- some shape and pure w hite color. (See cui) Pkt. 5«\ Oz. ioc. % lb. 20c. Lb. 50c. French TCr ea Itf as t .— Quick growth, mitd and tender, good for fotcing. Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc. % lb. 20c. Lb. 60c. WHITE STRASBURG RADISH. 1 8 P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON., D. C. SPINACH. (Spinat). BLOOMSDALE SAVOY LEAVED SPINACH. 10 to 15 lbs. to acre. Culture.— Select strong soil, spade deeply and manure. bow broadcast or sprinkle seed freely in shallow drills one foqt apart ; but plants should never stand closer than six inches. The seed lies two weeks before sprouting, and good seed often spoils in the ground when circum- stances do not favor germination. JjOiig $ t an d i 11 g.— The best for spring sowing, because it will <tand longer before running to seed than any other variety. Lb. 25c. ISOooinsdnle Savoy.— Well known and popular with market gardeners. 1 he best and most pr mtable. Very curly. •See cut) Lb. 25c. 10 lbs. or over 20c. TOBACCO. Culture. — Sow in hot-beds or in open ground, soon as can be worked in spring, when plants are large enough transplant in rows three feet each way. Connecticut Seed I,eaf.— Pkt. 5c. Oz. 25c. SQUASH OR CYMBLING. (Kurbis). EARLY WHITE BUSH SQUASH. Bush sorts, 1 oz. for 50 hills. Rush va- rieties, 5 to 6 lbs., and running varieties, 3 to 4 lbs. in hills for an acre. Culture. — After the weather is settled and warm, olant in hills five to eMght feet apart. Rich soil is best, but if necessary the hills alone may be enriched. Allot eight seeds to a hill, but do not allow more than three vigorous plants to remain at each hill. Keep soil loo^e and free of weeds. Water if drought prevails. BOSTON .YiAKKOWf SQUASH. Early White Hush Scalloped or t*atty Pan.— The best for early market use. Preferred for table (See cut. Pkc. 5c. Oz. io« . M lb. 20C. L > 5tc. Slimmer Cro oknec k. — Early, fine flavor ; a desirable table sort. Pkt. 5c. Oz. io<\ % lb 2or. Lb. 60c. Winter Crookneck. — Flesh rtd, fine flavor; laigel) grown for winter use. Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc. )i lb 20c. Lb 60c. Boston Marrow. — A splendid win- ter sq ash of good keeping qua'i'ies. Flesh l)i 'ght orange, fine grain and flavor unsurpass d. It is oval-shaped and thin skin of bright orange color. For pie it is equal to the best pumpkin. (See cut). Pkt 5c. Oz. ioc % ib. 20C. Lb. 50c. Hubbard. — A desirable sort, suita- ble for winter use. Pkt. 5c. Oz. ioc. % lb 20c. Lb. 60c. SALSIFY OR OYSTER FLANT. (Bocksbart). 6 to 8 lbs. to, an acre. Culture. — Sow early in spring, in drills fifteen inches a art ; cover with fine soil one and a half inches deep ; thin to six inches apart. As soil is strong and in- clines to depth and lightness, it propor- tion .tely is adap ed to salsifv. As the leaves resemble grass, be careful they are not mistaken in weeding. Salsify keeps over winter like parsnips. Sandwich Island Mammoth.-. A new and improved Salsify. Koois are very large and superior ; grown extensi- vely for our large city markets; much superior to other sorts. (See cut). Pkt. 5c. Oz. 15c % lb 35c. Lb. $1.25. Large White.-. A very good variety for general use; handsome shape, large and smooth. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 15c. % lb. 35c. Lb. $1.25. MAMMOTH SANDWICH ISLAND SALSIFY. SPINACH. TOBACCO. SQUASH. SALSIFY. TOMATOES. 19 TOMATO. (Liebesapfel). NEW STONE TOMATO. BEST FOR MAIN CROP. 4 to 6 oz. (to trans- 1 oz. to 1500 plants, plant), for an acre. Culture. — Seed may be started in hot- beds in Ma'chor sufficient plants for family use can be grown in pots or boxes in-doors. with very little trouble. Be particular to give plants the benefit of the fresh air and sun whenever judicious, for the purpose of hardening them : and cover with mats when necessary to prevent them from frosting. The two extremes of heat or cold are equally injurious. It is customary with the best gardeners to remove the planis from the hot- beds to the cold frames, allowing a distance of several inches between the plants. In May select and prepare the soil, and set the plants three feet apart each way. Hoe and draw earth to the stem. When the plants crowd, the fruit will be small. Have the soil very rich. For general crop sow from middle of April or during May, in open air, selecting good soil, in a location much ex- posed c to the sun and sheltered by a hill, fence or woods on the North. i¥-ew Stone. — This tomato ripens for main crop, is very large and of bright scarlet color, very smooth, ripens evenly to the stem without a crack, exceedingly solid and firm flesh, (as its name indicates(. (See cut). Pkt. 5c. Oz. 20c. % lb. 50c. Lb. $1.60. DWARF CHAMPION TOMATO. 20 P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C. TO M ATO ES.— Continued. /Livingston's Beauty.— A de- cided favorite for home market or ship- ping purposes, being early, hardy, a strong 'grower, productive, large size, always smooth, perfect in shape and excellent in quality. The color is a very glossy crimson with a tingue of purple. It grows in clusters of four to six large fruits, retaining its large size late in the season. It ripens with Acme and Per- fection, and is entirely free from ribbed and elongated fruit. It is very firm fleshed, has a tough skin and but few seeds. It seldom rots or cracks after a rain like many of the tender skinned sons. For shipping and early market it cannot be excelled, on account of sol- idty, toughness of skin, and especiall} its handsome color ; it can be picked quite green, and look well and ripen up nicely, -will keep perfectly for a week after it'js ripe Used largely by market- men and long distance shippers every- where. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 20c. % lb. 40c. Lb. $1.50. Acme. — Early, of medium size, per fectly smooth, very solid and great beater, crimson color with a pinkish cast. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 20c. X lb- 4° c Lb. $1.50. Buckeye State.— Very productive ; large, smooth, purple. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 20c. l X lb. 60c. Lb. $2.00 Trophy. — Very large, solid and gen- erally smo'oth ; selected strain. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 20C. % lb. 60c. Lb. $2.00. Prizetalter. — A splendid markable tomato. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 15c. % lb. 40c. Lb. $1.25. Queen. — Large, perfect tomato. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 15c. X lb. 40c. Lb. $1.40. Dwarf Champion. — This new to- mato is dwarf and compact in growth, the plants growing stiff and upright, with thick jointed stems and foliage unlike any other tomato. It is very early, smooth, medium size, sound, handsome and abundant bearer. Pkt. 5C.-10C. Oz. 20c. % lb. 60c. Lb. $2.00. Paragon. — Somewhat resembles the Queen, and an immence cropper. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 20C. X lb. 50c. Lb. $1.75. Favorite. — This is a large, perfect shaped tomato One of the best. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 20C. X lb. 40c. Lb. #1.40. Pondorosa or 'Big 400.— Per- fectly firm and solid, of deep red color, and most delicious flavor. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 25c. % lb,;|r-;oo,- Lb. $3 50. Perfection Tomato.— An old re- liable sort of much merit. Pkt. 5c. Oz. 15c. % lb. 40c. Lb. #1.40.. ■ • Truckers Favorite.— The best of all main crop, purple colored tomatoes. It orginated in Burlington County, N. J. It is one of the largest tomatoes grown, and is most regular in shape and size. Color purplish-red, very solid, firm flesh, a good keeper, and not subject to rot or crack on the vines. It is an excellent ship- per, and sold in Philadelphia markets at better price than any other variety offered at the same time. Ripens evenly to the stem, is a strong, healthy grower, not sub- ject to rust or blight, is an enormous crop- per, and produces until the vines are killed by frost, holding its size exceedingly well until the last picking. The quality is of the very best, and for cooking and slicing purposes it cannot be excelled. It is in every way a most desirably variety for market gardeners, and hence the name, " Trucker's Favorite." Pkt. 5c. Oz. 30c. %. lb. 75c. Lb. #3.00. TOMATOES. TURNIPS. RUTA-BAGA. 21 TURNIPS. (Steckrube.) \% to 2 lbs. to the acre. Culture. — Choose good sandy, pliant soil. Where the soil is poor, incorporate rotten manure. Choice determines be- tween sowing in drills and broadcast, but in respect to Ruta-Baga, experience in- clines to drills. Drills should be 18 inches apart, and the plants 8 or io inches dis- tant in the rows Thinning is equally ne- cessary when sown broadcast. Good cul- tivation will improve the crop. During November remove the crop in anticipation of frost, trim the leaves within one or two inches of the bulb, then store the turnips away in the cellar, covering freely with straw, and sheltering all with a covering of dry earth. The same precaution will protect them out-doors. "' Pile the turnips in hills, small at the top, sloping gradu- ally, and observe the same form with the covering to prevent the lodgement of moisture. Purple Top White Globe.— A standard white; variety, with purple top, handsome, globe shaped, and heavy crop- per ; leading turnip among truckers and gardeners. Oz. 5c. Lb. 40c. Amber Globe.— A good variety for general crop. Flesh, solid and sweet; keeps well late in spring, grows large ; fine for table or stock. 6z. 5c. Lb. 40c. Yellow Aberdeen.— Hardy, good keeping turnip ; yellow flesh and very pro- ductive. Oz. 5c. Lb. 40c. NOTICE. The greatest care is taken to supply every article true to name, and of the very best quality ; at the same time it is under- stood that we do not warrant our seeds and that we are not in any respect respon- sible for any loss or damage arising from any failure thereof. RED TOP STRAP LEAVED TURNIP. Purple Top White Flat. — A rapid growing white, flat, strap leaf turnip, with purple top; mild flavor, and very popular for early use and general crop. Oz. 5c. Lb. 40c. RUTA-BAGA. Improved American Pnrple- Top Rnta-Baga.— Very hardy and productive ; flesh, yellow, solid and sweet good for table use or stock. (See cut). Oz. 5c. Lb. 40c. For culture, see turnip. Observe, that on account of short crops in some varieties of seeds, prices are subject to change without notice. 22 P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C. HERBS. (Gewortze). Culture. — Select light, rich soil and lay off in shallow drills i foot apart, along which sprinkle the seed and cover slightly. Do not let the plants stand closer than two or three inches. Pkt. Oz. Marjoram 5c. 35c. Sweet Basil 5c. 15c. Sage 5c. 15c. Thyme 5c. 15c. Lavender ...• 5c. 25c. Savory 5c. 15c. Dill.,, 5c 15c. FLOWER SEEDS. X A. FULL ASSORTMENT OK FLOWER SEEDS Put up nicely in Illustrated Papers, explaining Culture, etc., etc. Packet 5 Cents. SUMMER FLOWERING BULBS. CALADIUM OR ELEPHANT EARS. GLADIOLI AND TUBEROSE BULBS. DAHLIA, CANNA AND MADERIA VINE ROOTS. SWEET PEAS SWEET PEA HEDGE. The demand for sweet peas has increased more and more each season, that the past few years have placed them in the front ranks among flowering plants. Extra Fine Hived.— This is a splendid mixture, which includes nearly all of the best varieties. Pkt. 5c. % lb. 15c. Lb. 40c. Emily Henderson.— Pure white, very productive, one of the earliest, popular with florist for forcing. Pkt. 5c. % lb. 20c. Lb. 50c. WE PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO OUR SEED DEPARTMENT. HEim FLOWER SEEDS. SWEET PEA. GRASS SEED. MOWER. 23 CAPITOL CITY LAWN GRASS SEED. Our mixture of Grass Seeds for I. awns, Parks, Tennis and Cricket grounds is composed of the finest varieties of grasses, t ach of which has its season of beauty, and the result of this blending, is the pro- ducing of a sod that is n< t onl\ always evergreen and velvety in appearance but of the color and beauty of the emerald. Seeding is preferable to sodding, because it is cheaper, and will soon cov- er the earth with a luxuri- ant growth of thrifty grass and if fertilized spring and fall will last indefinitely. Frequent mowing pre- vents natural seeding, which, grasses annually supply in abundance. to re- store and thicken sod. Hence, when the grass is injured by tramping, or thinned by any other cause, the best and most natural method to restore its beauty is to sow seed plentifully Use two pounds of seed on a space 2ox.|.o. or 8oo square feet. To prepare the groun for seeding Lawn Grass, it should be plowed deeply, cro-s plowed, and the soil finely pulverized and enriched. Use fertilizer and avoid the dan- ger of an importation of seeds, the g owih of sorrel, weeds, etc., liable to be in barn- yard manure. The seed should be covered very slightly and a roller run over the ground after lowing. Cl. 10c. Cjt. 20c. Lb. 25c. Pk. 75c. Bush. $2.50. GIRARD LAWN MOWER. 24 P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON. D. C. INSECT DESTROYERS The great merit of this Insectcide lies in its non-poisonous properties. No danger need be apprehended by the person apply- ing it, nor will it injure animals, should they eat it — unless in large quantities. It does not render injurious the vegetables or fruits to which it is applied, and yet it is probably the best Insect Destroyer that has ever been offered. It is particularly useful for the prevention and destruction of Potato Bugs and all Worms and Insecs that infest our gardens. 5 pound package for 25 cts. 10 pound package for 45 cts. Special prices on larger quantities in bulk. lLi/7/.i./f .rat. March 16 and Nov. 9, 1897. Pat. in Canada Nov. 2, 1897, and Jan : 25, 190a Bug Death is never sold in bulk. Pur- chase it in the original package, which en- sures it reaching you just as it is prepared and shipped from the factory. 1 pound package 15 cts. 3 pound pack- age 35 cts. 5 pound package 50 cts. 12^ pound package $1.00. Perfection shaker for applying Bug Death dry, to potato vines, 65 cts. PARIS GREEN. In any quantity at lowest prices. PL ANTS IN SEASON. Cabbage, Celery, Eo-a Plant, Tomato, Pepper, At Lettuce and Cauliflower, .owest Market Prices. GRASS SEEDS. Red Clover, White Clover, Crimson Clover, Timothy. Red Top, Orchard Grass, Blue Grass, Hungarian Grass and German Millet, Seed Wheat, Rye and Oats, At Lowest Market Prices. Plants. Insect Destroyers. Exterminators. Pumps, tirass Seeds. 25 THE DOUBLE TUBE .No. 9 Lightning Insect Exterminator. Price, 75 cents. THE DOUBLE TUBE No. 20 Lightning* Insect Exterminator. Adapted for every kind of insect killing and spraying purposes. Two quarts of water and a teaspoonful of Paris Green will kill two thousand hills of potato bugs. Made with detachable Glass Reservoir. Liquids can be seenfrom the outside. Wiite for catalogue. Price, $1.25. THE MYERS IMPERIAL BRASS SPRAY PUMP This sprav pump is constructed entirely of brass,- a material that is not. affected by the poisonous arseniues used in different formulas for spraying fruit trees, vines and shrubbery It is so arranged that the labor of pumping is all done on the down- ward stroke of the piston and nothing on the up The effect of this operation while pumping is to hold the pump down. The foot rest steadies the ipump, holding it in the proper position. It is provided with a large air chamber, and has ball valves ; the pressure is held uniformly in the air chamber and on the hose, so that the nozzle throws a continu- ous spray, and is not affected by the move- ment of the plunger. The operator is en- abled to keep a constant pressure on the nozzle of from 50 to 100 pounds with very ordinary exertion. Will throw a solid stream 50 feet, and is of unusual value for washing windows, buggies, and extingu- ishing fires, sprinkling lawns, flowers, etc. For spraying is so arranged as to discharge a fine jet in the bottom of bucket, to keep the solution thoroughly mixed and agita- ted, a feature peculiar to this pump only, and a very necessary feature to a spray pump. Price $3.50. 26 P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C. FERTI LIZERS. We Manufacture our well known Brands of Fertilizers which we are pleased to offer the Farmers and Gardners for 1901. PURE RAW BONE. ANALYSIS. Bone Phos. of Lime 47 per cent. Ammonia 4 " Put up in 200 pound bags, 10 bags to the ton. POTOMAC AWMONIATED SUPER=PHOSPHATE. For Potatoes. Cabbage and General Garden Truck. ANALYSIS. Ammonia 4 per cent. Potash, K. O. • ...i}4 Nitrogen 3 " Put up in 167 pound bags, 12 bags to the ton. iff* SPECIAL TOBACCO AND CORN FERTILIZER. Made of high Grad eGoods and which are well known to the Farmers and Gardners of Maryland and Virginia. GIVE THEM A TRIAL. CAN FURNISH HIGH GRADE Nitrate of Soda, Muriate of Potash, Ground Fish and Tankage, Dissolved South Carolina Rock and Land Plaster. PRICES WILL BE GIVEN ON APPLICATION FERTILISERS. PLOWS. 2 7 Oibbs "Imperial" Steel Beam Plows. No, Size, R. H. Price, $9.00 Imperial Plows are made in all sizes, steel, chilled or combination, from a small pom , to a large two or three horse plow, either right or left-hand. Wood or steel beam, with or without wheel and jointer, knee cutter, fin cutter, rolling cutter; im- proved to date. Imperial Hillside Plows in wood or steel beam ; all sizes. Wood and cast beam Road plows, Vineyard plows, Grub or New Ground plows, Sulky plows and Gang plows. For two-horses. Chilled. Weight ioo pounds. Gibbs "Imperial" Wood Beam Plows. No 8 Size, Price, $5.50, Weight 65 pounds. For one-horse, 28 P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C. STEEL KING STEEL PLOWS. ■yssi- *■.-'. _S --■*^~ ^^^zmmmm IPpP / Same size \ ( as Number. \ Oliver Pattern. / Plows. "Pony" (No. A) $300 b6 4^ " ( " B) 3 50 "B" ( " 10) 4.00 "C" ( " 13) 5-50 i6 D" ( " 19) 6.50 vvs include w rench and one hardened steel share extra. The base of these plows is made entirely of steel, with hardened steel share. Landside has suction device for regulating; in hard ground. The success attending the introduction and sale of these plows the past season, enables us to offer them again with confidence. They are well made, nicely finished, and do first-class work. We have largely reduced prices of both plows and repairs, and this will add greatly in making the " Steel King " the popular plows. Oliver Chilled Plows, Farmers' Friend Plows, Minor & Horton Plows. Can furnish repairs for the Imperial and all other Leading Plows. PLOWS. " Buffalo Pitts" Spring WITH SPRING ACTION List Price with Whiffletree and Yoke. No. 0, Six 16-in. discs, 3 ft. cut $22.50 No. 1, Eight 16-in. disc, 4 ft. cut 24.00 No. 2, Ten 16-in. discs, 5 ft. cut 25.50 No. 3, Twelve 16-in. discs, 6 ft. cut 27.00 No. <7, Tweive 20-in. discs, 6 ft. cut 33.00 Larger sizes to order. Subject to discount. HARROWS. 29 Flexible Disc Harrow. O « THE DISC GANGS. The only Disc Harrow made having a spring pressure device, which alone places it far in advance of any competitor The greatest objection to all other disc harrows, is the " hu "ping-up " in the centre, causing the outer discs to run deeper than the cen- tre ones with consequent uneven depth of work. This is all overcome on the Pitts' by a pair of flexible steel springs running from the pole to the main axle, controlled by foot of driver. Improved Imperial Spring Tooth Harrow. All Stee! Malleable Iron ; teeth of finest spring steel, frame elevated on runners or wheels ; prevents accumulation of trash ; h ted with plain or self-sharpening teeth or reversible, renewable point teeth. 2-sections, 15 th. .$15.50 2-sections, 17 th.. 17.50 30 P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C. REPRESENTS TWO-SECTION IMPERIAL SPIKE TOOTH HARROW, 2-section, 50 teeth $10.50 2-section, 60 teeth 1 1.50 3-section, 75 teeth 16.50 The Kain Two=Section Harrow, The above cut represents the Kain Two-Section Harrow. We make two sizes of this harrow. The larger size has 50 teeth and cuts eight feet and six inches wide. The smaller size contains do teeth and cuts six feet and six inches wide. Our two-section harrows are guaranteed better make, better finished, and have more superior points of excellence than ordinary Scotch harrows to which they should not be confounded. We also make a Gardener's Harrow of 24 and 30 teeth. 2. section, 40 teeth $9.00 3-section, 45 teeth 13.00 GARDEN HARROWS. i-section, 24 teeth $6.00 i-section, 30 teeth 7.00 HA RROWS. GRASS SKEDERS. V Star Force=Feed Grass Seeder THE LATEST AND BEST WHEELBARROW SEEDER ON THE MARKET. It not only forces the seed out when in operation but prevents the seed from escap- ing of its own weight when not in use. The device for changing quantity is exceed- ingly simple, sowing from 2^ to 46 pounds of clover seed to acre or any intermediate quantity. Seeders that change quantity by a bolt in a series of holes cannot sow the intermediate quantities represented by the space between the holes. It is with renewed confidence that we offer the 6fc Star " Seeder having enjoyed a large trade in the last several years and received unqualified endorsements. 14 foot box, takes in two drill rows $6.50 16 " for orchards.. 7.00 The Little Giant Seeder, Greatest Laltor Saving Invention of tne Age. STRONGEST ! PRETTIEST ! ! LIGHTEST!!! SIMPLE IN CONSTRUCTION ! EAVIEST RUNNING ! ! Has a pressed Tin Distributing Wheel, which is found in no other seed sower. No feed plate to carry. The agitator, or force feed is found in no other sower. Price $2.00 Cahoon's Patent Broadcast Seeder. FOR SOWING Wheat, Barley, Oats, Buckwheat, Rye, Hemp, Rice, Grass Seeds &c, Price $3-50 3 2 P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C. PLANET JR. GARDEN TOOLS. We handle the full " Planet Jr." line and shall be glad to send upon requets the special Planet Jr. Catalogue with full description and illustrations. The most popular implements follow. Planet Jr. No. 4 Combined Hill and Drill Seeder, Single Wheel Hoe, Cultivator, Rake anc Plow. This admirable tool combines in a single convenient implement a capital hill-hroping seeder, a perfect drill seeder, a single wheel hoe, a cultiva- tor, a rake and a plow. It holds 3 pints and as a seeder is like the No. 5 so.ving in continuous rows, or drop- ping in hills at any distance. It is thrown out of gear by simply raining the handles. No. 5 Hill and Drill Seeder. This seeder is the latest ;md most perfect developement of the hand seed drill. It sows evenly in drills, and ai-so drops in hills, at 4, 6, 8, 12 or 24 inches apait. It is thrown out of gear instantly by moving a 1 on venient lever ; or the flow of seed is stopped by push- ing down the feed rod No time is lost; no seed is wasted. It is quickly set to so* different kinds of seed in the exact thickness de- sired. It covers and rolls down light or heavv, and marks the next row clearly. ]Vo. 12 Double Wheel Hoe, Cultivator and Plow. This tool is identical with No. 11 Wheel Hoe, except that it has fewer attachments, and is sold at a correspondingly le^s price. The tools shown and sold with No. 12 are what gardeners use most, and the others can be added as wanted. No. 16 Single Wheel Hoe, Cultivator Rake and Plow. This wheel hoe is identical with No. 15, except that it has fewer tools, as shown in cut. The price is pro- portionately lower, and the remaining tools may be added as wanted. These at- tachments are the ones most needed for ordinary work. PRICES ON APPLICATION. GARDEN TOOLS. CULTIVATORS. 33 Steel Frame Cultivator. In all respects the best Five Tooih Cultivator hunt. Stetl expanding frame, reversible steel teeth, With o without lever as ■V.sired. Price Add for le\ r r e.\pr uder Add tor u I i4 Tooth Steel Harrow The teeth can be set at several angles, Mid are reversible " top L for bottom." This tool can be used in garden as either harrow or cultivator, it thor- oughly pulverizes, but throws no earth on plants. Price $3-50 Add for lever expander 50 Add for wheel 75 Set of Horsehoe Attachments. May be used to advantage in hoeing irom or covering the crop. Attachable to either of above tools. Price per set $150 •M P. -MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C. Malta Double Shovel Plows Blade has two holes. Clevis is adjustable. Frame all steel. The beams on this plow are made of steel, iy 2 x% inches. This gives the plow a light draft and the beams are stronger than "■ those made of i^x^ inch iron. Size of shovel, 6x11x7-16 inch. Price, Double Shovels $2.25 " Single " 2.00 " Tri Pte " 3.25 SINGLE, DOUBLE AND TRIPLE TREES. AT LOWEST PRICES. CULTIVATOR STEELS AND EXTRAS. Fenders for double shovel plows. . . .50c Fan-tail covers. Bull-tong-ues. Shovels. PLOWS. CULTIVAT OR STE ELS. TOOL GRINDER. CLIPPERS. 35 Automatic Star Sickle and Tool Grinder Weight 25 pounds. Price, $5.00. Dr. K. W. Leavitt's Latest Improvement in Dehorning Clippers is the "V" shape blade, the advantages of which are self-evident, as a glance at the cut will show. I>r. L,eavitt's " fc V" shape Made Dehorning Clipper Cuts all around the Horn as the Knives cannot inter-lock, or cut into each other. It is our latest improvement, and is giui.cuiic u iu uc superior lo any other oehoner made. This style dehoner is made in the large siz^ (No 3) onl\ , but will clip the horns, clean and smooth, from cattle of any age. Any style of our machines have the same power and guarantee. By its construction, as shown in the above cut, you will see that it has a set of cogs in frame as well as in the cogged plunger, which enables the knife to be moved twice as far by the *ame movement of the handles, or ihe instrument is manipulated by a movement of the handles one-half the distance of our old patent. Price $7«50. 3 6 P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C. "Hocking Valleflai or "Weight" Dump Me. Price, with combined Pole and Shafts ..$18.00 This rake has 1% steel axle extending from wheel to wheel, giving great strength and preventing anv sagging. . „ . . . We call it * " Hand-dump Rake " but it is really a " weight-dump as the weight of driver practically does the dumping after a slight upward tilt on the handle, unlocks the rake. The powerful look lever is used an ingeniousjoint which holds the teeth firmlv to their work without use of hands or feet of operator, and preventing the annoy- ance^of dumping when full, before reaching line of windrow. Over the teeth are placed steel coil springs giving great elasticitv. and breakage is practically unknown. Built of best material, finished in first-class style, and guaranteed throughout, BUFFALO PITTS ALL=STEEL SELF DUMP RAKE Price $22.00 This rake is built entirely of steel and has a patent relieving spring which prevents iar in dumping. It has a combination hand and foot lever, a spring cleaner or guard- tooth between wheel and teeth to prevent hay from twisting into the wheel, and is up- to-date in all particulars. Strongly built and nicely finished Extra teeth to fit all Rak^s: Tiger, Thomas, O.110, laylor. Wood, 30-. ^xtra Forks to fit all Tedders, Bullard, Thomas, Chieftian, Sterling, Tiger, 45c. HAY RAKES. FODDER AND ENSILAGE CUTTERS. 37 THE BEULE city FODDER AND ENSILAGE CUTTERS, The Belle City Fodder and Ensilage Cutter is acknowledged to be the King of Cutters, because its points of merit over all others are many. The first and a very important fact is, that this machine requires one-third less power than any other, doing one-third more work in same time. Second is the Safety Attachment, making all danger to the operator impossible. The Safety Attachment is a lever by which the operator can stop the feed rolls as quick as he can put his hand on same, also reverse the feed by this lever and set the feed rolls revolving backwards, cleaning the mouth of the cutter, should it become clogged without using his hands in the oper- aiion. All these changes — stopping feed rolls , reversing feed rolls, and changing length of cut, done without stopping the cutter or the power running it. We can all see how this lever attachment could be the means of saving a man's life or limb, as he has this cutter always under perfect control. Our irons are well finished : boxes for the shafting are babbitted, and when this machine is put together, it will run as smoothly as a lathe or other machinery. Our machines are finished better than any other cutters in the world, and are strong, durable and of great capacity, running with less power than any other, and can be run at great speed with perfect safety. We will send out our cutters to any responsible party, subject to their approval, or on trial with other cutters, providing the customer buys the machine during the best work Prices on application. 38 P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C. Beekman's Garden or Farm Barrow Painted green with scroll on side boards. The Nos. 4, 5 and 6 with uur new eight spoke iron hub wheels on steel axle as illustraied. Nos. 1, 2 and. 3 with our new six spoke wheels, on steel axle. No. 1, Roys' small $340 " 2, Medium 3.^.0 " «*. Large 3 .8 " 4, Med 1 u tn 3-75 CLIMAX BOLTED CANAL BARROWS. One of the strongest barrow s made. Full size tray. Put together entirely with bolts. Price with 16-inch wood wheel ?i-75 '* " 16-inch iron wheel 2.00 THE SYRACUSE STEEL DRAG SCRAPERS, o^nJ CU v 1C . ft ' f ° r Si - ngle h ? rse ; wei " ht 8 5 lbs - No - 2, capacity J Die it., weight 95 lbs No. I, capacity 7 cubic ft., weight io< lbs. Prices on application. Wheelbarrows. Scrapres. Wearier. Bells. Wagon Springs. Mole Traps. Rice's Calf Weaner and Sucking Cow Muzzle. For preventing calves and cows sucking themselves or each other. Habits most injurious to the animal and costly to the owner. It is no hindran :e to either eating or drinkiny, does the animal no injury, has been thoroughly tested, is used and endorsed by the best stock raisers in the United States and England, approved of by the Roytl Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and acknowledged by all to be the best thing ever made for the purpose. MADE IN THREE SIZES. Price No. 1, For Calves till one year old, 30 cents by mail, postpaid, 35 cents. " 2, From one to two years old, 50 cents by mail, postpaid 56 cents " 3, For full grown animals, and self-suckers, 75 cts. by mail, postpaid, 85 els. FARM BEELS Wherry Self-Setting Mole Tra No Mole can pass uu< this trap and live. Price $ J No. 1, 40 pounds $2 00 " 2, 50 " 2.50 " 3, 75 " •• •• 3-50 " 4,ioo " 4.50 ja.fP NORTH'S SPRINGS. PRICE PER PAIR 1,000 lbs. capacity... 1 , 500 ' ' : 4 6 7 7 8 ic With these Springs on the Wagon there is neither jolting nor bruising of prodi Easily adjusted to any ordinary farm wagon without alteration to the wagon box. 4Q P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C. CREAMERY SUPPLIES Davis Swing Churn No. I 2 3 4 5 6 7 Capacity gallons Will Churn. Price. . 4 gallons $ 7.00 • 5 8.00 . 8 " . 10.00 . IO " . . 12 00 •13 " . . 15.00 .17 . . 1800 .30 " . . 25. CO Has no floats or puddles inside. There is no danger of the cover coming off and ^pilling the cream. It requires less effort to work than any other. It is easily cleaned. Double Dasher. IMPROVED CEDAR CYLINDER CHURN. The cut represents our White Cedar Cylinder Churn. We now use a doublt- dasher, and the crank is locked to the churn with a clamp and thumb soew, which prevents leakage — lock cannot break. The top is large, and dasher easily re- moved. The best churn in use. Price, No. 1, 3 gallons, each. $1.75 " 2, 4 " . 2.25 " '" 3, 7 " " . 2.50 " " 4, 10 ".. " . 3.00 l laumto Screw Lock BUTTER PRINTS AND WORKERS Old Reliable 1 ringer. (Iron Frame). ioinch... $2.50 ti inch 2.75 12 inch 3.25 Peerless Wringer. (See cut). 10 inch $2.50 1 1 inch 3.00 12 inch 3.50 ALL KINDS OF WRINGERS REPAIRED. Creamery Supplies. Wriugers. Feuce^ _Barb Wire. Streteli American Woven Wire Fence, — All Steel. Amply provides for expansion and contrac tion. Only Best Bessemer steel wires . used. Always of uniform quality. Never goes wrong no matter how great a Strain is put upon it. Does not muti- late, but dees efficiently torn cattle, horses, hogs and pigs. Made of large, strong steel wire. A perfect fence. Also " American " Steel Walk and Drive Gates. 41 Main strands, Nos. 12 or 1 2^ gauge, steel wire. Regular or Cattle Wire has barbs about 5 inches apart. Thickest or Hog Wire ha^- barbs ab>ut 3 inches apart. i able or Twist Wire. Made of two strands of Nos. 12 "or \iy z gauge steel wire. Ribbon and Plain Fence Wire, Galvanized Poultry Netting, all widths. Prices on above will be furnished on application. THE Townsend Wire Stretcher. With this implement the person stretching the wire can nail it to the post from which he is stretching uithout assistance. The only true principal for a Wire Stretcher. It will give you better sat- isfaction than any stretcher you can find. Do not fail to get it. Price. . • -75 cents. Little Giant, 75 cents. Herecnles, - - 35 " 42 P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C. Mann's Green Bone Cutters Are a necessity .in successful poultry raising .Eggs are doubled and hens invigorated by its use. No. No. No. 9 . (with. crank handle) B., (with. balance wheel) . 1$. M., (with ba'ance wheel, mount- ed on 'rem stand ■• R.. '(with balance wheel) B. 31., (with balance wheel, mount- ed on iron stand •. (Post bone cutter) '.'. (Standad bone cult' r) .' " 8, (Double hand cutter) 10. (Small pow r cutter) 14, (Large power cutter) '. 16, (Made to order). .-....'... Clover Cutter, B., (with balance wheel) . CloVer i utter. B. M.. (with balance wheel, mounted on ir\m stand Mortar. (Perforated, corrugated," cast iron) No. No No. No. Ko. No. No No. 7-50 io.otf 13 00 15 00 1 18-75 20.00 23 00 28 00 32-50 96.00 280.00 10.00 i2.i;o 3-75 20 per cent, discount from the above list. BRADLEY'S SUPERIOR MEAT-MEAL. As now prepared is unrivaled. It is not only rich in Protein, which furnished an abundance of Album, hut in . Nitrogen',- Bone Phosphate Fat; (he proportions being so arranged- as to best develope the body and maintain the health of the birds. Its use insures a structually perfect egg, and this means more chickens a'nd better chickens from your eggs — a s ecial point f< r those who hatch winter chickens to. keep in mind. A considerable amount of liver' is now- used in its construe io", thus pr- venting, any tendon y to scour, whi h is so common a fault with alb other animal meal. It is not weighted with grit or oyster shell, like some imitations sold at prices which r-nay s- em cheap, but in facr a>e uear Put up in While Bags Printed iar Red.. , See that the trade mark is on every package, and take no other. 100- lb bags, $2. 25. 50-lb. bags, $1.25. 25-Th bags, (trial size). 75 cents. Beef Scrap. Ground Oyster Shell. Crushed Bone. Mica Grit. BlkcK Hawk Corn Sheller. Original in every Feature. Xever Breaks or Fails lo do Good Work. Shells Fast,. Shells Clean, Shells Easily, Largely of" Jlalleable. Iron Every one Wrrranted. Insist 011 having the Original and Best. BONE (UTTER. MEAT-MEAL. CORN SHELLER. PIMP. 43 BUCKEYE WOOD PUMPS All kinds and sizes of Pumps for both shallow and"deep wells furnished — completely fitted for wells, satisfaction guar- anteed. Porcelain lined Pumps are recommended as the best and most satisfactory in all cases. Myers' Double Acting Force Pumps. Well force pumps have patent glass valve seat. Patent drop valve. Brass or brass lined cylinders. Prices of Iron and Wood Pumps furnished on application. 44 P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C. The Owensboro Farm Wagon. THIMBLE SKEIN We make this style in all the different sizes. . We use our own Improved Skein, which past usuage has proven to be the best in use. They are larger at j-leeve and allow full one-quarter inch more shoulder than most skeins now in use. Can furnish round or square hounds oil front gears, with tailing tongue coach hounds, with stiff, half stiff or falling tongue, as may be desired. We use on all regular tire wagons, cart rivets, and burrs, unless otherwise ordered. RAILROAD OR CONTRACTOR'S CART. These carts are very strong, heavily ironed and made entirely of hard wood, and are especially designed for use of railroad contractors and miners. We furnish these carts with either the solid iron axle or the celebrated National Self-oiling Steel Tubu- lar Axle. Size and Description. — Height of wheels, 4 ft. 10 in. Tire, 3X ^ in. 2^x11 in. Tubular axl^, or iron axle 2x1 1 in. Length of body, 5 ft, 10 in. Width of body. 3 ft. in front and 3 ft. 2 in. behind. Sides 12 in. deep, uith 6 in top sides. FARM CARTS. Size and Description. — Height of wheels, 4 ft. 10 in. Tubular axle 2^x8^, or iron axle, 1^x9. Tire, 3x34. Length of body, 5 fc. 10 in. Width of boJy, 2 ft. 11 in. front and 3 Lf. 1 in. behind. 12 inches deep. With 4 in. top sides. We carry in stock a full line of Wagon, Buggy and Carriage Harness, Curry Combs, Brushes anil Mable Supplies. Farm Wagon. Farm Carts. Fertilizer Drill. Fanning Mill. 45 BUCKEYE STEEL FRAME Combined Grain and Fertilizer Drill. The Buckeye Combined Grain and Fertilizer Drill, as shown in the illustration, is now entering on the eleventh year of its manufacture and sale. From the time the first machine appeared in the market it has met with unbounded success, as all practical farmers saw at a glance that it supplies a want long felt unsatisfed— a want which, hitherto, all attempts to meet has been unavailing. This demand was for a drill which would sow all kinds of fertilizers successfully, and with satisfaction to the operator. The Lyons Improved Fanning Mill In calling your attention to our Fanning Mill we do so with a full sense of the high standard demanded of a machine by farmers and grain dealers, one that will do first class work under all circumstances and on all occas ons. The Lyons Improved Mill is, we think, the only Fanning Mill that is warranted in all respects as represented 1 hey. will clean from 60 to 100 bushels per hour in a perfect and satisfactory man- ner and they give universal satisfaction. Price $20.00 4 6 P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C. THE IMPROVED BUCKEYE CIDER MILL AND PRESS. This Mill has two curbs or tubs, so that you can grind into one while another man, or boy, is pressing the other* Two men can grind and press from four to six barrels of cider per day. It is intended for a hand mill, and the apples are easily ground by one-man power. The Mill is neatly varnished and striped, and presents an attractive appearance. We can con- fidently assert that no other Cider Mill has given such general satisfaction as the Buckeye. HORSE POWERS. POSTAGE ON SEEDS. 4? No. 2 BUCKEYE HORSE=POWER. :-::^^. . This power is specially adapted for running our Champi >n Power Mill, making the best outfit of separate mill and power now manufactured.- It is remarkable strong and is heavy enough for four horses, so that it may be classed asa heavy two horse and medium four-horse power. Price, $45.00. Nb. 5 Staver Buckeye Cob Mill and Power Combined. FOR GRINDING EAR CORN OR SMALL GRAIN. A rapid-grinding corn and cob mill. A mill thatgrinds fine either, ear corn or small grains, without change of plates. A cob mill, a mill for small grains, and a good two- horse power combined in one light-runnii\g machine. Price, $75.00. 4 8 P. MANN & CO., WASHINGTON, D. C. POSTAGE ON SEEDS Seed in packets, ounces and quarter pounds, are mailed by us free of postage. Half pounds, pounds, pints and quarts, the postage must be added to the price quoted ; at the rate of eight c^nts per pound and fifteen cents per quart. Orders bv mail will receive prompt attention and have every advantage, as to price and quality of goods, just the same as if the purchaser should call personally at our store. While we exercise care to have all Seeds pure and reliable, we do nut give any warranty, expressed or implied, and will not be responsible in any respect, for any loss or damage arising from, the failure thereof. If the purchaser does not accept tne seeds on these terms or conditions they must be returned at once. Prices Subject to change without Xotice. Estimated Quantities of Seed Required for the Space Given. Asparagus — i oz. produces iooo plants, and requires a bed 12 feet square. Asparagus Roots — ioco'p'ants to a bed 4 feet wide and 225 feet long. English Dwarf Beans — 1 quart plants from 100 to 150 fett of row. French Dwarf Beans — 1 quart plants 250 to 350 feet of row. Beans, Pole, Large— 1 quart plants ico hills. Beans, Pole, Small — 1 quart plants 39 hills or 250 feet of row. Beets — 10 lbs. to the acre; 1 oz. plants 150 feet of row. Brocoli and Kale — 1 oz. plants 2500 plants and requires 40 square feet of of ground. Cabbage — Early sorte same as Brocoli and requires 60 square feet of ground. Cauliflower — The same as Cabbage. Carrots — 1 oz. to 150 feet of row. Celery — 1 oz. gives 7000 plants, and re- quires 8 spuare feet of ground. Cucumbers — 1 oz. to 150 hills. Cress — 1 oz. sows a bed 16 feet square. Egg Plant — 1 oz. to 2oco plants. Endive — 1 oz. gives 2000 plants, and re- quires 80 feet of ground. Let k — 1 oz. gives 2000 plants, and requires 60 feet of ground. Lettuce — 1 oz. gives 7000 plants, and re- quires seed bed of 120 feet. Melon — 1 oz. for 120 hills. Nasturtium — 1 oz. sows 25 feet of row. Onion — 1 oz. sows 200 feet of row. Okra — 1 oz. sows 200 feet of row. Parsley — 1 oz. sows 200 feet of row. Parsnips — 1 oz. sows 250 feet of row. Pepper — 1 oz. gives 2500 plants. Peas — 1 qt. sows 120 feet of row. Radishes — 1 oz. to 100 feet. Salsify— r oz. to 50 feet of row. Spinach — 1 oz. to 200 feet of row. Squash — 1 oz to 75 hills. Tomato — t oz. gives 2500 plants, requiring seed bed of 80 feet. Turnip — 1 oz. to 2000 feet. Watermelon — 1 oz. to 50 hills. Estimated Quantities of Seed Required to the Acre. Wheat i^to2 bushels. Broom Corn. Barley i^to2^ " Oats 2 to 4 " Rye '. 1 to 2 " Buckwheat ^ to i# " Millet 1 toiK Corn % to 1 " Beans 1 to 2 Peas. 2j4 to 2> l A Hemp 1 to 1^ " Flax y 2 to 2 Rice 2 to 2 l A " Timothy 12 Mustard 8 Herd Grass 12 Flat Turnip 2 Red Clover 10 White Clover 3 Blue Grass 10 Orchard Grass 20 Carrots A Parsnips 6 <to y 2 bushels to 24 qua ts. to 20 « < tu 16 < c to 3 pounds to 16 — t( fcto 4 to *5 to 50 to ; to 8 " CONTRACTOR'S CART... IMPERfAL CHILLED PLOWS. PRESS OF 1 ^V. D. ROGERS Sc CO. BALTIMORE.